Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Little Sweet Pea

I am beginning to catch up on the Papertrey Peeps challenges--one down, two to go. All three are great challenges, so I don't know why I've been such a slug-a-bug. Lori's challenge here is to use red and green without a Christmas theme. I went to Baby Button Bits and the sweet pea image and to Cosmo Cricket's
Garden Variety Mini Deck for my card.

1. Cut A2 card base in Vintage Cream.
2. Stamp bottom portion of card base with Polka Dot Basics 1 in Simply Chartreuse.
3. Cut patterned paper.
4. Cut border trim. Attach to patterned paper.
5. Attach patterned  paper  and trim to card base.
6. Cut scalloped oval and attach.
7. Stamp pea image in Simply Chartreuse ,cut, and attach to scalloped oval with dimensional tape.
8. Thread buttons with embroidery thread and attach.
9. Stamp sentiment in New Leaf ink. (The sentiment showed up much better on the dots when I tried it on scratch paper. It's so frustrating when my stamping works better in practice)

Note: I am having a lot trouble getting a good color with the Simply Chartreuse ink. I have the cube which is very moist; I've stored it face down; I used the spoon-smooshing technique, and I've stamped many times,
and the ink still has a very grey tint to it. Any other suggestions?

Finally, congratulations to Lori McAree the host of this challenge who is  the featured stamper in June's PTI Newsletter.

Stamps:Baby Button Bits (PTI)
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, New Leaf (PTI)
Paper: Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream(PTI), Garden Variety Mini Deck(Cosmo Cricket)
Other: New Leaf Vintage Buttons (PTI), Scalloped Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars)


  1. This is really adorable Cammie :)

  2. This is so ADORABLE! That patterned paper is just *perfect* for this card! :)

  3. This really is so sweet! I love your choice of DP - suits the pea pod so well!

  4. Great card! Love the pattern paper and how you have incorporated this color challenge with it!

  5. Super cute card in red and green! I have this challenge on my list of "to do's"!

  6. Thanks for the mention Cammie, you are too sweet, along with your card!!
    I had the same trouble with my cube, so I ordered the full size pad, still had to smoosh and reink but it is soooo much better! HTH!

  7. Great job with this challenge. I am having a hard time with it for some reason. I just ordered the new ink. I have not gotten it yet though. Have you tried reinking it?

  8. This is such a gorgeous zippy card Cammie! I love the little pea pod mixed with that DP - and the little scallop edge peeking out is such a perfect touch! I'm so sorry to hear about your chartreuse problems :0( I hope you can find a solution soon!

  9. I had that garden variety mini deck in my cart at a store and then deleted it. Now I so wish I hadn't after seeing your card. How cute! I've been such a slug about the challenges too, but I'm going to do one tomorrow!

  10. J'adore, j'adore et j'adore, elle est vraiment parfaite, bravo


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